Dating stratocaster body

Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date.Usually, the production date is stamped or written is on the heel of the neck.The System I tremolo system uses a behind the nut string locking mechanism and was manufactured by Gotoh.The System II and System III bridges have individual string height and individual string intonation adjustments.It is thought that the very first Corona factory reissue strats actually used bodies that were left over from the Fullerton factory and thus constructed on the old dies and machines as the earlier Fullerton reissues.

Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.In January 1965, he sold the company to CBS and later founded two other musical instrument companies, Music Man and G&L Musical Instruments.The guitars, bass guitars, and amplifiers he designed from the 1940s on are still widely used: the Fender Telecaster (1950) was the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the world's most iconic electric guitars; the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric bass guitars, and the Fender Bassman amplifier, popular enough in its own right, became the basis for later amplifiers (notably by Marshall and Mesa Boogie) that dominated rock and roll music.The System II and III tremolo systems use a height adjustable locking nut.The System II tremolo system was designed by John Page, Chip Todd and Charlie Gressett.